Treasure Island

Akhtar Jawad

(8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

We Are Nothing but Jokers


Our justices and leaders,
Are our reflections,
If the people are just,
Justices are honest.
If the people are sincere,
They get great leaders,
When the people honor law,
The law is enforced.
Where people are democratic,
Democracy flourishes.
When people love peace,
The peace prevails.

When war hysteria becomes,
A one day cricket match,
War is imposed,
Upon the sick people,
Not aware of consequences.
And they face its evils.

When the people agitate,
And demand something,
Beyond and above,
Constitution and law,
They are destined to cry,
For another decade.

If our leaders are corrupt,
We are also dishonest.
If democracy is a failure,
We are undemocratic.
If judgments are funny,
We are nothing but jokers.

Submitted: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Edited: Sunday, August 24, 2014

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I can't speak a truth better than this.

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  • Ramesh Rai (8/27/2014 8:45:00 PM)

    I agree with you. you must have seen the movie MERA NAAM JOKER.
    Thanks for sharing. Regards. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (8/25/2014 10:11:00 PM)

    Very true it is, if the norms and forms are maintained rightly by the rulers and those who are ruled then surely it is a peaceful haven to live in. But the biggest question today is... is it followed rightly by either of the 2 parties? ? ?
    Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Tadasha Tripathy (8/24/2014 12:32:00 PM)

    May be a bitter truth.The description for goodness of this poem is above my knowledge and standard.Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/24/2014 9:40:00 AM)

    The poem put finger towards the burning heart and mind... lost transparency..differentiation among rich and poor, black and white, caste and religion, powerful and simple, what we want unity justice for all...Its our inner demand leaders must be good, As the subject so the king and the trend lost as the king so the subject Ah! we are democrat...... nice poem sir jee (Report) Reply

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